InterviewByBook with Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Title: Not So Scary Bear​​ Author: Ruth Waters Illustrator: Ruth Waters Publisher: Windy Hollow Books Genre: Picture Book Age Range: 2 years and up Book Description: Every day Scary Bear roams the forest looking for animals to scare. Every night he roars so loudly even the leaves on the trees shake. But looks can be deceiving. What is Scary Bear's secret? Not So Scary Bear is a tale of deception, friendship, and of being yourself, scary or not. Dear Not So Scary Bear, It’s an honour ...
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Character QandA: Lainie from The Sentinels of Eden

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day5 This is a real treat having Lainie from The Sentinels of Eden talk to us about her journey through Nalong and into Eden. See what secrets she reveals, even though it is forbidden!! 😇 🌕 Please tell us a bit about yourself. What is your power? Why is it so important to you? I’m really not supposed to talk about it, but I guess given that I’m somehow able to even type these words it must mean that it’s okay. If there’s one thin...
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A Writer’s Paradise – Interview with Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day3 We are thrilled to speak with Carolyn Denman, author of the spellbinding fantasy series for young adults, The Sentinels of Eden. Today we find out about her journey into the writing world and background information on her books. Welcome Carolyn! :) What kinds of books or particular titles do you enjoy reading and inherit inspiration from? My dad is to blame for getting me addicted to fantasy novels. I’m sure he deliberately left a copy ...
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Katrina McKelvey – Going Places

Katrina  McKelvey is going places because she has gone places - in a fearless way that makes me awestruck. Doing this interview with Katrina made me laugh at the way she throws herself in, boots and all, and makes me jealous for even a little bit of her fearlessness. The great thing is, it's all paid off! After kicking off with her first picture book, Dandelions (EK Books), illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan, Katrina has three more on the way - one due out in October this year and two more in 2...
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#InterviewByBook with Every Family is Different by Maureen Eppen

Title: Every Family is Different Author: Maureen Eppen Illustrator: Veronica Rooke Publisher: Serenity Press Genre: Children’s Picture Book Age Range: Up to 5 Blurb: Who’s in your family? Some children live with their mum and dad, others live with their grandparents or foster parents. Some live in a big house, others live in a tiny apartment. With captivating illustrations, Every Family is Different celebrates what it means to be part of a family, and reminds us that there’...
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#InterviewByBook with Cinnamon Stevens by Pauline Hosking

Title: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light Author: Pauline Hosking Illustrator: Kat Chadwick Publisher: Lilly Pilly Publishing Genre: mystery/detective novel Age Range: 9-12 Book Description: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light is a fun, crime/detective novel for readers 9+, written by Pauline Hosking, illustrated by Kat Chadwick and published in partnership with Lilly Pilly Press. It’s the second in a series about a twelve-year-old sleuth who solves crimes in and around Melbourne. ...
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InterviewByBook with Maximus by Steve Heron

Title: Maximus Author: Steve Heron Illustrator: Tash Macfarlane Publisher: Serenity Press Genre: Middle Grade Age Range: Nine to twelve-year-olds Synopsis: Sometimes you need a special friend to give you wings… Eleven-year-old Mitch is a regular kid who argues about cleaning his room, thinks his younger sister is a pain, and enjoys hanging out with his friends. But he’s finding life tough going. For one thing, he’s being picked on by Jason, both in class and on the footba...
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InterviewByBook with Bubbles and Puddles by Michelle Wanasundera

Title: Bubbles and Puddles Author: Michelle Wanasundera Illustrator: Thana-one Yazaw Publisher: Lilly Pilly Publishing Genre: Short Story / Poetry Collection Age Range: 4+ Book Description: Little ones eyes are full of wonder for their new world – it’s exciting, beautiful and fun but can be a big place full of unknowns!  These 12 rhymes were created to ease my daughter’s sensitive heart, whilst also nurturing her natural ability to love nature, and cherish the moment. Re...
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InterviewByBook with Sam’s Surfboard Showdown by Allayne Webster

Title: Sam’s Surfboard Showdown Authors: Allayne L. Webster and Amanda S. Clarke Illustrator: Amanda S. Clarke (debut illustrator) Publisher: Omnibus Scholastic Genre: Contemporary, realism Age Range: Junior Fiction ISBN: 978-1-74299-189-4 Book Description:  Who is the best cook in town? And who will win that surfboard? Ten year old Sam Sumner is the best sportsman at his school. That's until Finn Hester moves to town. Finn is good at everything, even at Nippers, Sam's favourite th...
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InterviewByBook with The Teachers are in Trouble by Matthew Hartley

Title: The Teachers are in Trouble and Other Rhymes Author: Matthew Hartley Illustrator: Lori Escobar Publisher: Book Beetle Publishing Genre: Poetry Age Range: 8 - 12 Book Description: Matthew Hartley’s book, The Teachers are in Trouble and Other Rhymes, is sure to make you laugh out loud. In these pages you’ll find the King of Burps, the boy who wouldn’t eat his greens, the teacher who got detention, and many more colorful characters. The illustrations are by Lori Escobar, whose a...
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